CSU's Diploma of General Studies is a pathway program that provides guaranteed entry to many CSU courses, providing a wide range of opportunities and choices to graduates.
This course is a pathway program for students who wish to study at CSU but who do not meet the entry criteria or require further preparation.
The course is offered in partnership with selected TAFE Institutes and, in 2013, will be offered from the following locations:
The Diploma of General Studies is a combination of eight subjects studied over two 17-week sessions. The equivalent of four subjects are drawn from TAFE Certificate IV in Further Education or Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) and four from CSU's bachelor level subjects. The subjects will provide a solid preparation for your University studies.
For the first time, the Diploma of General Studies will also be offered via distance education in 2013. Find out more about the new distance education option.
On successful completion of the program, students will attain:
Distance education students must attend three compulsory residential schools at CSU’s Dubbo Campus.
"The CSU Pathway Program was fun and really rewarding. It helped me decide what I wanted to do and prepared me for my degree so I was confident when I started. I am almost finished my degree and it’s going really well. The Pathway Program gave me the opportunity to be here and doing something I love"
Nomagugu (Noma) Ndlovu
Diploma of General Studies graduate
For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.
Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.
Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).
Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject outlines and in course materials.
On campus; Distance education
Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Dubbo; Wagga Wagga
1 year full-time on campus
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For the duration of the program, you will be considered an enrolled CSU student, so you will have full access to both CSU and TAFE services and support, including computer labs, libraries and other on campus facilities.
Students participating in the Pathway Program for 2013 are eligible to apply to live on campus at CSU. More information about on campus accommodation.
All Pathways students will be able to apply for on campus accommodation from January 25, 2013, by completing the online application form. This form can be found at the above link, simply click the red ‘Start Application’ button.